World´s leading Citation Mustang operator Integrates software to become “the digital concierge for private jets”
Linz, Austria / ACCESSWIRE / June 23, 2014 / GlobeAir, one of the leading European private jet companies, today announces an integration with PrivateFly.com, the private jet booking platform that has become the world’s first price comparison website to offer instant and automated ‘buy now’ private jet prices.
This quoting integration comes through a new API (Application Programming Interface), linking PrivateFly.com to GlobeAir, who operates Europe’s largest fleet of Citation Mustang jets. The integration is made via GlobeAir’s software provider BoldIQ.com, to deliver private jet customers instant pricing, including integrated airport feasibility and aircraft availability check, together with an end-to-end booking process.
The API is driven by the latest web-based software technologies and is ready to interface to any B2C online platform.
Bernhard Fragner, CEO of GlobeAir, explains: “Personally I have no doubt that the future of our industry will be in the online booking and GlobeAir has the right features to catch this trend”.
Previously, the private jet industry relied on various human interaction at some stage of the quoting and booking process. The private jet industry has been slow to adopt online functionality due to its fragmented supply chain and bespoke flight schedules.
PrivateFly’s existing technology already offers price estimates followed by confirmed quotes submitted by aircraft operators via its marketplace. Now the new API development joins these two processes and enables real-time functionality for GlobeAir flights, via real-time optimizing scheduling software provider BoldIQ, ensuring the fastest response in the market.
Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly, comments: “This new functionality is a hugely exciting breakthrough and represents a significant step change in technology, providing in real time a flight enquiry and a confirmed price. GlobeAir were a natural choice for our first aircraft operator partner in this project, as we share a passion for innovation and efficiency in our industry”.
“GlobeAir and PrivateFly are great examples of forward thinking leadership” said Roei Ganzarski, president & CEO of BoldIQ, adding “the use of BoldIQ’s technology, to yet again pave the way for the industry,was a natural step for all of us”.
Fragner, adds: “For us this is the very first B2C interface with a well established online platform and it represents a very important step forward and a great move for the future of our business. I believe we are approaching a new era where the booking process will be as stress free and unique as the experience on board”.
GlobeAir says it is in the process of developing similar integrations with other B2C online service providers.
GlobeAir is a private jet company based in Austria, Europe´s market leader in the very light jet market segment, offering ad hoc charter flights at affordable prices. GlobeAir operates the world´s largest fleet of modern Citation Mustang jets, which are capable of landing at airports such as St. Tropez, Lugano and St. Moritz, typically inaccessible to traditional airlines and larger private jets.
PrivateFly is the leading global booking platform for private jet charter, making it faster, easier and more cost-effective to compare and book private jets. With over 7000 aircraft integrated worldwide, PrivateFly combines innovative technology with a VIP multilingual operations team, available 24 hours.
BoldIQ is a global provider of revolutionary software-driven operations optimization solutions to industries that operate in highly complex, constantly changing environments. The BoldIQ differentiator is our ability to optimize large scale resources and manage disruptions, all in real-time, generating significant increases in productivity and decreases in operating costs. For more information go to http://www.boldiq.com/.